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The method we teach is called intuitive storytelling. That means you make up the story on the spot. At first this may sound difficult, but everyone can do it and it’s not much different from having a conversation. Prepared stories, like prepared speeches, are generally harder because they induce stress.
Tapping into this intuitive method is easy once we recognize:
- The goal of storytelling is connection with your child, not a bestseller.
- It’s easier when you’re at ease (not distracted).
- You have to value your stories, even when they are simple.
Valuing your stories turns out to have major consequences. Not only does it lead to more engaged and creative stories, it models to your children that their voice matters.
This could be likened to a child’s simple drawing. If we look at it and compare it to Da Vinci, we have missed the point. Sharing our stories means loving ourselves, believing in ourselves, and acknowledging our voice. This is a crucial message to model to children.
They will love you for it.